File:Gerichtssitzung zu Vendôme - Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg.JPG|thumb|right|Trial of Jean II, Duke of Alençon, October 1458.
File:Miles Ehrlich, judge.jpg|thumb|A trial in the United States. The judge is seated at the front of the room.
, a '''trial''' is a coming together of Party (law)|parties
to a :wikt:dispute|dispute
, to present information (in the form of evidence (law)|evidence
) in a tribunal
, a formal setting with the authority
claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court
. The tribunal, which may occur before a judge
, or other designated trier of fact
, aims to achieve a resolution to their dispute.